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The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation
Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 16, 2011 | LYDIA WARREN

Posted on 12/16/2011 1:03:19 PM PST by Steelfish

The High Price of Impatience: Michelle Jets Off To Hawaii With The Kids For 17 Day Vacation Before The President Can Leave ... At A Cost of $100,000 To The taxpayer By LYDIA WARREN 16th December 2011

With thousands of families struggling to raise funds for Christmas, you would think the Obamas might manage a little thriftiness.

But today, Michelle Obama and her two daughters fly to Hawaii for a 17-day holiday - days before the president joins them. The separate flights will incur costs of more than $100,000 to the taxpayer.

Vacation: The President was scheduled to begin his trip on December 17 - but his family will leave without him. Last year's trip to Hawaii, pictured, was also delayed Obama has vowed to stay in Washington until Congress passes an extension of the payroll tax cut and will join his family before Christmas. By not waiting for Congress to reach a decision before jetting off together, the family is inflicting eye-watering costs on the taxpayer.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flotus; mobama; moochelle; obama; obamavacation; vulgar
Why Isn't the American Press reporting on this? Where is OWS on this?
1 posted on 12/16/2011 1:03:23 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

You know, I wouldn’t really entirely care if they weren’t so hypocritical about government transparency, “cutting spending,” and “there for the common man” garbage.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 1:07:00 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Steelfish

perhaps we need to let them know that all that free air transport was meant to apply to the President. F’n woman thinks she’s Cleopatra.


3 posted on 12/16/2011 1:07:22 PM PST by Segovia
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To: Segovia

Well... having set a new world record... she must be exhausted. Needs some R&R pronto.


4 posted on 12/16/2011 1:08:53 PM PST by Mashood
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To: Steelfish

Merry Christmas Obamas, luxe de luxe.


5 posted on 12/16/2011 1:10:48 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Steelfish

Any way we can move the country before she tries to come back?


6 posted on 12/16/2011 1:10:48 PM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: FlyingEagle

Meanwhile I will keep looking for a job while you are on vacation in Hawaii for 17 days. Maybe I’ll be back to paying taxes by the time you return.


7 posted on 12/16/2011 1:12:31 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Mashood

Yes, she must be exhausted.
It’s been... what... a whole 3 weeks since their last vacation?


8 posted on 12/16/2011 1:13:58 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Da Coyote

They’re already going to be in Asia. Isn’t that far enough away from the US to suit you?


9 posted on 12/16/2011 1:14:26 PM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Steelfish
The president's family covers the cost of a private beach front residence in Kailua, Oahu, for the vacation - a ‘Winter White House’ that costs up to $3,500 a day

As if they've ever paid a dime out of their own pockets. Who's paying for MO's kobe beef and lobster, the shopping trips or the expenses of their extended family and guests? Maybe that's hidden somewhere in that trillion dollar bill that was passed yesterday.

10 posted on 12/16/2011 1:20:14 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Thorliveshere

I was going to pray for a typhoon, but I was born in Hawaii and I’d probably regret my wish. Difference is, I could raise the money to visit the state of my birth, but finances need to be allocated elsewhere.


11 posted on 12/16/2011 1:21:23 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: Steelfish

Waste of money, time, resources, jet fuel and a total waste of the time of the Secret Service...for what...so you and your daughters can go to Hawaii “early” ahead of your husband (who will waste another $250,000 flying to Hawaii)?

Also...never in my life have I ever heard of Barack Hussein (yeah pretend middle name) Obama simply allowing the Iranians to “keep” a drone that lands in their country. Is he clueless? Does he not understand that you are supposed to destroy the drone instead of “asking for it back”.

Please stop wasting our money and do your job...


12 posted on 12/16/2011 1:24:33 PM PST by billsgottago (Government is like a baby. A big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other end.)
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To: Steelfish

You’d think prudence, if not empathy for the national distress, would have led her to delay her departure until Dad finished his business.


13 posted on 12/16/2011 1:25:49 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Segovia

I have searched the internet to find out who paid for Michelle’s big trip to Spain last year, when she took a whole planeload of hangers-on with her to a resort there. But have had no luck determining how much that trip cost, or who paid for it.


14 posted on 12/16/2011 1:29:06 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Steelfish
This is all done because She wants to stick a finger in your eye,

You who dare to critique the wookie

15 posted on 12/16/2011 1:30:35 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Steelfish

Did they ever vacation in Hawaii before they had the US taxpayer to pay the transportation?


16 posted on 12/16/2011 1:33:28 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There’s some information in this article, but I don’t know how accurate.


17 posted on 12/16/2011 1:33:37 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Dilbert San Diego

SPAIN: AUGUST 2010

Michelle Obama and 40 of her friends paid for personal expenses, such as hotels and meals themselves.

But the U.S. taxpayer would have paid for the 68-strong security detail, personal staff and use of presidential jet Air Force Two.

Payment for the secret service team ran at around $281 each - nearly $98,000 for the duration of the summer break.

Use of Air Force Two comes in at $149,900 for the round trip, not including time on the ground.

Mrs Obama’s personal staff, of which there were an unknown number, should also be taken into account.

HAWAII: DECEMBER 2010

According to the Hawaii Reporter, the bill for the trip included:

* $63,000 on an early flight bringing Mrs Obama and the children to Hawaii ahead of the President
* $1,000,000 on Mr Obama’s return trip from Washington on Air Force One
* $16,000 to rent nearby homes for Secret Service and Navy Seals
* $134,000 for 24 White House staff to stay at the Moana Hotel
* $251,000 in police overtime
* $10,000 for an ambulance to be on hand at all times

SKI TRIP TO VAIL: FEBRUARY 2011

Michelle Obama and her daughters stayed at the Sebastian hotel on Vail Mountain, where rooms cost more than $2,400 for multi-bedroom suites.

The family appear to have flown there on Air Force Two.

They were escorted to the resort by about a dozen vehicles, including 15 state and local law enforcement officers.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD: AUGUST 2011

The Blue Heron Farm estate, where the Obama family stayed, rents for about $50,000 a week.

Michelle, Sasha and Malia Obama flew to the estate just hours before the president to make the most of the holiday - again, incurring extra flight costs.

According to U.S. News and World Report, the Coast Guard was required to keep ships floating near the property. The presidential helicopter and jet remain at the ready and security agents will be on 24-hour duty.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 1:34:37 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Steelfish
Surf's up... who's hungry for lobster?

19 posted on 12/16/2011 1:36:47 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: Steelfish

How many days of school have the Great Leader’s offspring missed for vacations?


20 posted on 12/16/2011 1:40:40 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Steelfish

“At A Cost of $100,000 To The taxpayer”

We should be so lucky. Hidden expenses and cost overruns will multiply that paltry sum 10 times over. That’s counting extra Secret Service, cooks, servants, family, friends, PR for media, cars, meals, entertainment and so on. These people collect fringe benefits like Imelda Marcos collected shoes.


21 posted on 12/16/2011 1:40:49 PM PST by pallis
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To: Steelfish

Aren’t they afraid Hawaii will capsize?


22 posted on 12/16/2011 1:43:59 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Steelfish

Is she taking her “special friend” Secret Service agent with her on this trip?


23 posted on 12/16/2011 1:45:35 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Steelfish

Not to worry, the Duffer-in-Chief will soon visit the links in those Asian Islands. We will see pictures of his golf togs, bike rides and maybe even at the beach. We are so lucky!


24 posted on 12/16/2011 1:50:15 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: Steelfish

I wish someone would compose a list of cost per day since Obama took office of Michelle Obama’s expenditures tax payers money on her private hair stylist, beauty treatments, cosmetic surgeons, trips , clothes, decorating, etc. and compare them to the past first ladies!


25 posted on 12/16/2011 2:38:48 PM PST by classified
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To: Steelfish

Michelle and her kids don’t fly on the same plane as Obama because they fear it is dangerous


26 posted on 12/16/2011 2:45:29 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Steelfish

What flight is Bo, the pup, going on?


27 posted on 12/16/2011 2:47:43 PM PST by sunny48
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To: AD from SpringBay

Oh, my dear, I’m sure the Obongos retain private tutors for the princesses, donochano.


28 posted on 12/16/2011 3:01:45 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: FlyingEagle

Best wishes in your job search! Hope a new door will be opened for you.


29 posted on 12/16/2011 3:11:28 PM PST by Chong
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Too bad they did not punch in the wrong heading and land in the alutians.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 3:12:52 PM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
"You’d think prudence, if not empathy for the national distress, would have led her to delay her departure until Dad finished his business."

Only IF she/IT possessed such qualities of which you speak.

31 posted on 12/16/2011 3:20:37 PM PST by Chong
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To: Steelfish

They are such selfish people. Low income people can’t even afford to have Christmas and the Obama’s grab everhything they can? Taxpayers pay the bills for them!


32 posted on 12/16/2011 3:29:33 PM PST by FreedBird (p)
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To: Steelfish

While Rome burns.....


33 posted on 12/16/2011 3:45:02 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Tax-chick
But have had no luck determining how much that trip cost, or who paid for it.

Just look in a mirror. :(

The good news is that despite the Obamas' delusions to the contrary, there is no free lunch. They are destined to learn the hard way. As soon as they are hurled headlong into the Abyss, they'll figure out that it's payback time, and the devil is a loan shark. Heh, they might even know that already, but think that the rules don't apply to them.

Talk about a couple of evil morons sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
Hey Obamas: your harvest is almost ready. Bon Appetit!

34 posted on 12/16/2011 3:46:46 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: classified
I wish someone would compose a list of cost per day since Obama took office of Michelle Obama’s expenditures

Never happen, there's already bogus numbers out there provided by the white house that allege that much of these high class vacations are paid for by the Obama's, including the $3,000 plus per day accomodations.

How the hell these grifters can afford those prices is beyond my comprehension. What is it about Democrats with nothing getting elected to the white house and becoming instant multi-millionaires?????????

35 posted on 12/16/2011 3:57:54 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Be good, Santa is coming)
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To: Steelfish
I wonder what legal authority there is for this woman to fly around to vacation destinations with no president in sight.

What budget line item does it go under?

36 posted on 12/16/2011 5:19:57 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: sunny48

Bo has his own plane. Piss be upon you.


37 posted on 12/16/2011 5:25:17 PM PST by dforest
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To: Segovia

>>>woman thinks she’s Cleopatra<<<

Cleofatra.


38 posted on 12/16/2011 5:28:27 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Steelfish
This Presidency thing is just one big party for these people.

I can honestly say that they have taken more vacations in the last 3 years than I have in the last 20 years.

It's good to be King.

39 posted on 12/16/2011 5:29:25 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Steelfish

Small point, but in the picture 0bama is wearing makeup.


40 posted on 12/18/2011 1:04:00 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Excellence

Last picture at the bottom.


41 posted on 12/18/2011 1:04:57 PM PST by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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